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Day of Dead celebrates life at Cortez Cultural Center

The Cortez Cultural Center hosted a Day of the Dead celebration Friday to honor the traditional Mexican festival. “Dia de los Muertos is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canyons of Ancients monument gets more site stewards

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance is expanding a stewardship program to protect archaeological sites and recently hired a new assistant director. The nonprofit is a friends group that supports...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hunters found unharmed in Bear Creek area

The Montezuma County Sheriff United Search and Rescue team and mounted patrol units were called in to rescue three missing hunters in the Bear Creek area on Oct 22. The hunters, who are from...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High turnout seen for midterm elections in Montezuma County

Montezuma County participation in the Nov. 6 midterm general election is already higher than the 2014 midterms, Clerk and Recorder Kim Percell said. “Turnout has been great. We’ve been very busy,”...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film shares stories of Dolores River rafting in 1970s

Stories of a famous Dolores River rapid and how it got its absurd local nickname – the Chicken Raper – were shared with a packed house of boaters at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez last week. The...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores’ Lone Mesa center moving into consolidated office in Mancos

The Lone Mesa Colorado Parks and Wildlife center in Dolores will move into an office to be built at Mancos State Park. The 600-square-foot facility will house administrative offices for Lone Mesa...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

A U.S. attorney has cleared the Montezuma County sheriff deputy who killed a man during a shootout in McElmo Canyon in February, but the deputy has been fired for violating department policy. Sgt....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma hospital district to buy Cortez clinic building

The Montezuma County Hospital District has agreed to purchase the walk-in care clinic building from Southwest Health System as part of a financial recovery plan. The district board approved a...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County mobile health clinic hits the road

Family health benefits for low-income families are now being served up on the road. The Women Infants and Children program of the Montezuma County Health Department has purchased a Ford Transit Van...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores seeks insight from Cortez as it considers pot sales

Dolores residents and officials continued to discuss allowing retail marijuana sales in town during a public workshop Monday. A moratorium on retail pot shops expires Dec. 31, and the Town Board is...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aspen forests northeast of Dolores proposed for logging

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on a proposal to cut down mature aspens in an effort to improve forest diversity and sustainability in the Dolores Ranger District. The...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Canyon uranium ban upheld

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an Obama-era ban on new uranium mining around Grand Canyon National Park, but the Trump administration could still lift it. The 2012 Northern Arizona Mineral...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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